16 NËNTOR 2021, 14:27POLITICS
Kosovo’s PM, Albin Kurti says a final agreement could be reached with Serbia within his term in office. However, Kurti says the agreement should lead to mutual recognition between the two countries.
In an interview for Radio Free Europe, the head of the government said his country has the will to reach a deal, but according to him, everything depends on whether Serbia is ready to do this.
On the other hand, the head of EU foreign policy, Josep Borrel on Monday said he has invited the Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti and the Serbian President, Aleksandar Vucic to meet before the end of the year.
The EU chief diplomat said relations between Kosovo and Serbia were also discussed during the meeting held on Monday by EU foreign ministers in Brussels.
“I hope there’ll be a high level meeting between Belgrade and Pristina before the end of the year. This is my invitation to them,” Mr. Borrel said.
The process of dialogue for the normalisation of ties between the countries has come to a standstill. Leaders of the two countries have so far met in two occasions, but without making any significant progress in this process.
Meanwhile, EU foreign ministers met in Brussels on Monday to discuss suggestions as to how the Union should engage in activities with the Western Balkans.
The discussion on the Western Balkans was directed towards strengthening political cooperation between the EU and the Western Balkans, the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the normalisation of relations between Serbia and Kosovo. The ministers agreed that the Western Balkan countries are important EU partners in terms of common security and stability, and that the prosperity, sustainable development and resilience of the region are of strategic importance for both the Western Balkans and the EU as a whole.